the Kawa Cuff
the Kawa Cuff
Kawa means “river” in Japanese. A River Cuff sans stone, named the Kawa Cuff to honor the extra wabi-sabi touches it has. Inspired by the Japanese idea that handmade things are not necessarily meant to be perfect, but rather the marks left by the maker are to be appreciated, and found beautiful. I left many of the marks from forging that the tools, surfaces, and soldering process make in the metal that usually get sanded and polished out. I also added a few intentional little character marks to it as well to give it that wabi-sabi feel… well loved, well worn, beautiful in its imperfection.
Customizable, and made to order just like the River Cuff, leave me the wrist size you want it made in, and what you want stamped inside in the “notes” section when you checkout.
To order: Leave your wrist size at checkout in the notes section. To personalize your cuff with a word, name, quote, song lyric, date or whatever you envision on the back also leave that with your wrist size in the notes at checkout. Keep in mind it’s a fairly small space so keep it reasonable, but please just ask and I will let you know if what you want won’t work for some reason.
How to measure your wrist size: Using a soft tape measure (or a piece of string that you can measure on a ruler or tape measure), measure around the wrist you will wear the cuff on. Measure right against the skin. The tape measure or string should not be loose or tight, just gently against the skin. Be sure to include the small bump of your ulna on the outside of your wrist in your measurement. This is the wrist size you will leave in the notes and I will make your cuff according to this size.
+ 16g reclaimed sterling silver cuff bracelet with 24g river bank overlay making a 12g thick cuff band
+ ½” wide cuff band
+ Hand cut and shaped river banks
+ Hand detailed textured riverbed
+ Hand stamped makers mark on inside of the cuff band with special water symbol stamp for this collection
+ Stone will be set in sterling silver
+ If you have sizing questions please contact me I am happy to help you size your wrist and find a cuff that works for you
+ Brushed and oxidized sterling silver
+ Rustic and vintage style
+ Please measure and re-measure before ordering to insure that you have the correct size before ordering. If you have questions about fit or sizing please contact me first as I do not accept returns or cancellations.
+ All items are handmade, this means that they are not perfect and are not meant to be. Any slight irregularities are to be considered normal and a beautiful part of buying something made by hand not a machine and not a reason for dissatisfaction.